Tuesday, November 22, 2016


 Christmas arrived at the Hughes house!! I know to most of the world, this is early to get started but anyone who knows me, knows this is SUPER late for me to get decorations up! I'm one of those who comes home on Halloween night and starts putting up my tree because I just want the spirit of Christmas to last as long as it possibly can in our home! For those who follow me on social media, you probably saw our little mis-hap when I was putting the tree up last night! It completely fell on it's face RIGHT as I was putting the last ornament on! (AHHH!) Has this ever happened to anyone else?! We had to buy a new tree since our tree last year was about 14ft  and would look a little bit ridiculous in this space, so we found one that looked identical to our last tree from Tai Pan but 7.5 feet! AND it was $1,100 cheaper, so thats always a plus!

On a side note, I get asked all the time why I decorate so early and if I hate thanksgiving! NO, I don't hate Thanksgiving! In fact thats one of my favorite holidays! There's just no anticipation for Thanksgiving like there is Christmas! You don't wait all year for your favorite Thanksgiving shows to appear on Hallmark, or go do fun outings with your family in preparation for Thanksgiving like we do Halloween and Christmas! I don't deck my halls in turkeys, and because I decorate for Fall so early, I'm a little sick of it by the time Halloween actually gets here! So 2 months of our home decked in Christmas decor still seems like not enough for me! 

We have had a LOT of construction happening at our house this week but even with an absolute disaster going on upstairs, I couldn't wait one more second to make our new home feel festive! And when I say a lot of construction, i'm talkin we don't have a kitchen, walls or floors right now ha!

( just so you have an idea, here is what the other view of our room is hahah)

I've already had tons of questions about where some of our decorations have come from so I made sure to include all the links below!

Christmas Tree: WALMART
All ornaments/ribbon: Tai Pan
Christmas Pillows: At Home
Stockings: Tai Pan


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Simon & Cohen's Bedroom Reveal

Can I just say, it's a lot more fun to think about remodeling than it is to actually LIVE in a home your renovating?! I feel like it's taken us forever to finish any room because we are so bad at fully completing projects before we start on the next one! (Anyone else guilt of that?) 

The boys room was actually one of the firsts we started on! Just because their bed came the first week we were here. And let me tell you... it was a TIGHT fit! We didn't think to measure but the bed literally comes up against the door frame which could have been a close one! Something that I loved about this bed though was the fact there are 7 drawers built into it and 3 shelves! With such a tiny space, I knew fitting a dresser in there room would have made it that much tighter! So when looking at the price, consider the fact you won't need to be buying an entire room set up with it!

 Speaking of the bed, we have had a billion questions about it so I made sure to include the link to where you can get this awesome bed for yourself! We found it on wayfair.com and it was actually $1,000 MORE than at our local furniture store (dang!!) So glad we saw it there and snagged it up when we did! I've noticed they also sell out quite frequently, so if you want it, be sure to order it ASAP!

ALSO, if you are local to RC Willey stores, It's SO worth it to pay the $50 fee (it's a yearly fee you can choose to pay- it doesn't automatically charge you each year), BUT, by paying that fee you get free delivery for a year AND they will build/instal anything you buy from them! That SAVED us on putting this bed together! It took 3 guys 3 hours to put it together so that alone made it worth it!

I mentioned yesterday how in love I am with these awesome bedspreads too so if you follow me on instagram or facebook, i'm sure you saw that! If not, these bedspreads are from Beddy's Bed's and they actually zip up! They are SUPER helpful to have for kids and especially bunk beds! Everyone knows what a nightmare it is to make bunk beds each day! and RIGHT NOW, they have a BOGO deal on their site!! Buy a beddy's and get one 1/2 off! That's a KILLER deal especially when needing multiple! Make sure you guys don't miss out on that special for a limited time!

Bunk Bed: RC Willey HERE
Beddy's Zip Up Bedding: HERE
Christmas Tree & Ornaments: At Home
Giraffe: At Home
Book Racks: (spice racks from Ikea) HERE
Chevron Wooden Arrows: Hobby Lobby (SIMILAR HERE)
S & C: Hobby Lobby (SIMILAR HERE)
Canvases: HERE